BREAKING: Highlife music legend, Pa Chris Ajilo, is dead

February 20, 2021
23 Views

Highlife music legend and octogenarian saxophonist, Pa Christopher Ajilo is dead.

The ‘Eko Oo Gba Gbere’ crooner, aged 91, passed on in the early hours of Saturday at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha, Osun State, Tribune Online gathered.

A top musician, Orlando Julius and his wife, Latoya Aduke based at Ijebu- Ijesha as well and close associate to Pa Ajilo, confirmed that he was hale and hearty when they visited Ajilo on Thursday.

“It is a painful loss to us. I took Orlando to see him on Thursday at his house. Pa was so happy,” Latoya said.

Ajilo is the last of a generation of veterans like Victor Olaiya, Bobby Benson and others that formed the Nigerian Union of Musicians, the first guild for musicians.

The veteran musician is one of the pioneers of highlife musician in Nigeria, ruled the airwaves in the 50s to 80s, and was also involved in music production and arrangement with Polygram Records for many years.

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

#EndSARS: As British Parliament Hears Petition, UK Govt Says It Won’t Speculate On Sanctions

The British Parliament at the Westminster Hall held a debate on ‘e-petition 554150, relating to Nigeria and the sanctions regime’ on Monday. The government of the United Kingdom has however responded…

2023 Presidency: APC Govs’ Meeting With Jonathan Sparks Controversy

The surprise visit made on Friday night by the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to former President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Abuja triggered a stir in the major political camps, resulting in at least four possible theories..

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

You may be interested

Buhari To Visit Borno For Security Appraisal, Projects’ Commissioning
News
1 views
News
1 views

Buhari To Visit Borno For Security Appraisal, Projects’ Commissioning

admin - June 16, 2021

Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has explained reasons behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s planmed visit to the state on…

Drama As Soldiers Stop 73 Nasarawa Youths Going To Imo
Gossip
1 views
Gossip
1 views

Drama As Soldiers Stop 73 Nasarawa Youths Going To Imo

admin - June 16, 2021

File photo Daily Post reports that troops of 72 Special Force Brigade, Nigeria Army, Makurdi, have intercepted 73 young men…

Gossip

Open Grazing: ‘I’m A Herdsman But I Ranch My Cattle’ – Benue University Lecturer Reveals (Photo)

admin - June 16, 2021

Ogi declared support for ranching A Nigerian man has said that ranching is the best way forward for rearing cattle.…

Leave a Comment